Just finished up my second draft. I feel pretty good about it, but I'd still like to hear from others. Like the title says: 12-team H2H, PPR. I had the 5th selection. I was feeling bad about that slot, but guys fell further than I expected so maybe it worked out for the best (for example, I wasn't expecting to get MJD at #5 in a PPR league).
Scoring is: 30 yds/pt passing, 10 yds/pt rushing, 15 yds/pt receiving, 25 yds/pt returning (punts and kickoffs). 1 pt/reception (all positions). All TDs are 6 pts, all turnovers are -2. Kicker and DEF scoring is pretty normal. We start: QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, TE, K, DEF. Here's how my draft went (selection number is in parentheses):
QB: Schaub (9.05), Garrard (10.08)
RB: Jones-Drew (1.05), Barber (4.08), McFadden (6.08), Leon Washington (11.05), James Davis (15.05)
WR: Andre Johnson (2.08), Steve "The one from Carolina" Smith (3.05), Wes Welker (5.05), Torry Holt (8.08), Josh Morgan (14.08)
TE: Greg Olsen (7.05)
K: Elam (13.05)
DEF: San Diego (12.08)
QB looks shakiest to me, but that's by design in reaction to how the draft unfolded. 9 QBs went in the 1st 4 rounds, with none of them looking like good value to me. So I tried to "zig" when everyone was "zagging" and scoop up value elsewhere. Schaub's health is probably key, and I don't think Garrard is an awful backup. Other than that, I'm pretty pleased with what I got. Obviously bye week backups for TE, K, and DEF will have to be addressed at some point. I just make it my policy to use the back-end of the draft to take high upside guys at the skill positions, instead of a marginal backup. Weeks 4 and 5 are when those byes hit me, so hopefully I'll have a better idea of who's roster-worthy by that point.
As you'd imagine, the pickings on the FA list are slim. These are the best guys left at the skill positions:
QB: Hill, Sanchez
RB: McCoy, Fred Jackson, Norwood, Jamaal Charles, Faulk, Graham, Cadillac Williams, Mendenhall, McClain
WR: Gage, Rice, Schilens, Nicks, Curtis, Galloway, Camarillo, Meachem
Given how thin some teams are at RB, I'm surprised at some of those guys left over. At the end I gave serious consideration to McCoy instead of Davis. I just went with Davis since he seemed to have more of a natural shot at taking over the starting job - while McCoy's value is dependent upon Westbrook's health (or lack thereof).
And comments/suggestions are welcome. Leave a link and I'll be happy to check out your team.